The ILC will be undertaking a national consultation process, seeking stakeholder input to direction of the ILC for 2018-22.

National Indigenous Land Strategy (NILS) 

NILS Fact Sheet Download:
NILS Fact Sheet Download

Regional Indigenous Land Strategy Map Download:

The NILS is the key policy document for the ILC, setting out a three to five year strategic direction.  The NILS guides the performance and functions of the ILC, identifying the relationships, strategies, opportunities and program mechanisms that the ILC will use to meet its obligations under the ATSI Act (2005). 

The draft 2018-22 NILS reflects the input of Indigenous organisations, individuals and other stakeholders from around Australia and the learnings gained from the ILC's operations to date.

Regional Indigenous Land Strategies (RILS)

The ILC is also seeking input into the development of its RILS. The RILS are a series of documents providing a regionally tailored view of the strategic direction of the NILS. The RILS assists the effective operation of the ILC by giving a regional context for decision making and a deeper understanding of our operating environment.

For this NILS period, the ILC is establishing new RILS areas based on aggregated bioregions. These regions reflect the opportunities available to Indigenous landholders through country, rather than state or territory boundaries.  The RILS regions form the basis of the ILC's consultation program and seek to bring landholders together to identify shared aspirations, challenges and measures of success.  

Consultations 2017

From September to 17 November 2017, the ILC will be undertaking a national consultation process, seeking stakeholder input to the Strategic direction of the ILC for the 2018-2022 period, to be articulated in the NILS. (draft to be available online from 20th October)

Individuals, Indigenous organisations, non-government organisations, government agencies and industry groups are invited to provide the ILC with a written submission contributing to the NILS and to attend a face-to-face consultation session consulting on the draft NILS  in one of the following locations over the October – November period.

Date RILS region Location
TBC Southeast Adelaide
TBC Southwest Perth
TBC Northern Darwin
TBC Desert Alice Springs
TBC Southeast Brisbane
TBC Southeast Launceston

If you would like to attend a session, please email to advise of your interest.

Consultation sessions will look at the strategic direction set in the NILS and make recommendations for the implementation of strategies in the context of the RILS regions – seeking to inform the development of specific and action oriented regional strategies.

Written submissions may also make recommendations in relation to regional opportunities and strategic focus.

Written Submissions

The ILC welcomes written submissions on the National Indigenous Land Strategy and/or Regional Indigenous Land Strategies.  You can provide written submissions via:



NILS Consultation
Indigenous Land Corporation
GPO Box 652
Adelaide SA 5001
Submissions close at 5:00 pm (AEST) on Friday November 17, 2017. 
Submissions received after this date may not be taken into account.
Please note that submissions may be made public. Please ensure your submission is marked ‘confidential’ if you do not wish it to be made publically available.
Submissions do not need to be in a formal style, or of a prescribed length and can be as detailed as needed.  A brief email or letter outlining your position will be accepted.
 The ILC will not respond to individual submissions. However, the ILC will acknowledge receipt of your submission and will use submissions to inform the final National Indigenous Land Strategy.